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Incredible power of Tropical Storm Nate changes Kittiwake wreck forever1m50s

Incredible power of Tropical Storm Nate changes Kittiwake wreck forever

The USS Kittiwake is one of the best-known wreck dives in the Caribbean, if not the world. Its convenient location, just off Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman, and shallow depths make it a popular site among scuba divers as well as snorkelers and freedivers. Brent and Elsa pictured in this video traveled to Grand Cayman in 2017 for a dive vacation and enjoyed diving the then upright wreck. The USS Kittiwake is a Chanticleer-class submarine rescue ship that served as an Auxiliary Submarine Rescue vessel (ASR-13) with the 6th Submarine Squadron. On January 5, 2011 - a decade after the Cayman Island Tourism Association first dreamed of adding a new wreck - the Kittiwake finally sank upright beneath the waves off the coast of Grand Cayman and a new artificial reef was born. When Tropical Storm Nate hit Grand Cayman October 6,2017, the Kittiwake wreck would be changed forever. On October 9, divers discovered that the wreck had been toppled on its port side. After extensive inspections of near by reefs as well as the integrity of the wreck, it was once again opened to recreational divers. Some may have thought this incident would ruin the artificial reef for divers, but many see it as a completely new wreck.

Magnificent Drone Footage Of 'Golden Beach' In Kyllini, Greece3m24s

Magnificent Drone Footage Of 'Golden Beach' In Kyllini, Greece

It's no wonder that Greece is the number one destination for tourists of all ages and financial backgrounds. This country can boast with six thousand (yes, you read that right) islands, of which only more than 200 are inhabited. Its coastline is also full of tourist destinations, enchanting the visitors with the turquoise sea and white sandy beaches. Tourism is also very important (if not pivotal) part of the country's economy. Kyllini is a small port town in the western part of Greece, situated on the Ionian Sea coast. This place is also very popular with tourists, and if you wonder why, then just watch the video and everything will be clear as day. The most famous "Golden Beach" looks amazing (from birds eye view but also from the ground), and the waters look very welcoming for swimming and other water activities. This is the perfect way to warm yourself up in the cold winter days, and if you can't go there, then at least you can enjoy this majestic drone footage. It captures the beauty of this Greek tourist destination perfectly! Maybe if you go there you can spot a famous actor or athlete enjoying the good weather on the beach, as Greece is known to attract many members of the elite around the world. Time to add this place to your bucket list! Check out this majestic beach in this awesome drone footage! Astounding!

Published: November 8, 2017Updated: November 9, 201752 views
Drone reveals the secret lover's cove in Cavo D'Oro, Greece3m12s

Drone reveals the secret lover's cove in Cavo D'Oro, Greece

This is definitely a secret magical destination that gives summer fragrance in every aspect. Enjoy a flight over the "lover's cove", a remote cove protected from the weather and the rough sea of Cavo D'Oro, which has three beaches, each with its own color!

Published: November 1, 2017Updated: November 3, 201746 views
Drone Captures Gate To The Holy Mount Athos In Greece2m30s

Drone Captures Gate To The Holy Mount Athos In Greece

On the top of the Mount Athos peninsula and at a distance of 120km away from the airport of Thessaloniki lies Ouranoupolis, the Gate of Mount Athos. Ouranoupolis is a divine landscape, combining mountainous and sea beauties, promising unforgettable holidays, especially for the travelers seeking the relaxation, away from the stress of the town. The village seems to be a serene portrait which welcomes the pilgrims and prepares them for their spiritual journey to Mount Athos. Besides that Ouranoupolis means in Greek, the city of the heaven, the city who drives you up to heaven... Its visitors are welcomed by the Tower of Andronikos, the “alert protector” of the city for centuries, built in 1344 by the monastery Vatopediou as a protection from the pirates. In front of the tower lies the port, the gate of Mount Athos, where either the ferry boats travel to the monasteries or cruise around the peninsula at a distance of 500m from the beach. In Ouranoupolis the visitors apart from the hospitality and the friendly spirit of the residents, have the unique chance to savor fresh fish caught in the Mount Athos Golf in traditional fish taverns, to relax in pleasant cafes or bars drinking cocktails on the beach watching the sunset. During the day the activities give unique opportunities for swimming or fishing at exotic beaches across Ouranoupolis, on the small isles, which can be visited either by small fishing boats or small speedboats. There are ferry boats which daily set off from the harbor for the Mount Athos cruise. Diving, sea sports, cars and motorbikes for rent are being at the disposal of the visitors. Ouranoupolis is surrounded by a wonderful forest which is being offered for walks and exploration, viewing to the village and Mount Athos. Inevitably Ouranoupolis is the last stop for all pilgrims who wish to visit Mount Athos since they have to collect early in the morning the Diamonitirio, a written authorization and the ticket for the ferry boat.

Published: November 1, 2017Updated: November 2, 201731 views
Majestic Greek island near Athens filmed from drone2m32s

Majestic Greek island near Athens filmed from drone

Enjoy a flight over the Aegaleia near Athens, Greece, which is an uninhabited island located near Nea Styra Evia. The route of the ferry boat Agia Marina - Nea Styra passes close by this magical island, but the passengers can not see its beauty unless they have their own boat. On the west side there is a nearby islet, called "Agios Andreas" and at this point there are shallow turquoise waters between the two islands.

Published: October 30, 2017Updated: October 31, 201715 views
Remote Greek village captured by drone3m04s

Remote Greek village captured by drone

The Antia villagers speak a unique language of whistles, in which each tone of whistling corresponds to a letter of the alphabet. By putting whistles of different tones in order, they form words. This way, they can talk and understand each other simply by whistling. Children learn the language at the age of 5 or 6. The interesting custom – which also appears in the nearby villages of Simikouki and Evangelismos – dates back to the times of ancient Greece. Some speculate that the residents of Antia got the language skills from the Persian soldiers who were guarding Greek prisoners in the Karystos area. After their defeat in the Battle of Salamis, the Persian army left the guards of Karystos behind, and they fled to the highlands around Antia to hide. There they mixed in with the local population and were assimilated by them. Another theory wants the Antia villagers to be of Doric origin, because they don’t speak the arvanitika dialect like the surrounding populations. A lesser known theory wants the fathers of the language of whistles to be residents Ainos in Thrace, who moved to the area in 1469 as prisoners of the Venetians. The “sfyria” language was discovered by mass media in March 1969, when a group of rescuers was searching for the remains of a missing pilot whose plane had crashed in the ‘Ochi’ mountain area. Although the remaining villagers are still whistling on Antia, its population has shrunk and the area is inhabited by elderly that are slowly dying. The villagers say that they would like to see their whistling language tradition continuing, but their kids mostly have left the village and very few know how to whistle.

Published: October 30, 201738 viewsVirality: 10%
The Canal of Glamour in Greece captured by drone3m25s

The Canal of Glamour in Greece captured by drone

Enjoy a flight over the the New Potidea Canal in Halkidiki Greece, where the pine trees reach the turquoise waters and boats are mooring under the houses. It is the canal that separates the first leg of Halkidiki in two. It is unknown exactly when it was opened, but certainly it existed before the 1st century AD. The work was completed, probably by Cassander 300-400 years earlier and gets its current form recently, between 1935 and 1937.

Published: October 10, 2017Updated: October 27, 201726 views
Adventurers explore Turkey's underground hidden cities4m39s

Adventurers explore Turkey's underground hidden cities

These people explored the region of Cappadocia in Turkey. Learn a little history of two underground cities, Derinkuyu and Kaymakli, both thousands of years old and capable of housing 20,000 people. Incredible!

Published: October 9, 2017Updated: October 24, 2017350 views
Historic Byzantine tower captured in Greek drone footage3m05s

Historic Byzantine tower captured in Greek drone footage

Enjoy a flight over the Byzantine tower of Nea Fokea in Chalkidiki, Greece. Emmanuel Papas, a great merchant and banker who became one of the most important army leaders of the Greek War of Independence, was living in this tower and making plans for the fight against the Ottoman Empire.

Published: October 9, 2017Updated: October 24, 201730 views
Belize: An underwater world of mystery and danger1m39s

Belize: An underwater world of mystery and danger

Belize has some of the most spectacular and thrilling scuba diving in the world. Its reef is home to sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, eels, octopus and an endless assortment of beautiful fish. those daring enough to venture beneath the waves will get to truly experience the wonder and mystery 60 to 80 feet down. Imagine sharing this world with sharks and sea turtles that are curious enough to approach and interact with visitors. It is peaceful and almost silent among the coral. For almost an hour, these divers saw the creatures of the reef up close and looked into the eyes of animals that most people will only see in pictures. Venturing into the deep is safe if done correctly, but it is not without risks. Divers need the proper training and supervision to avoid serious hazards such as the bends, nitrogen narcosis and lung injuries from ascending too quickly. The allure of this magical place is strong and once divers get a glimpse of the beauty here, they are sure to return.

Published: September 14, 2017Updated: September 15, 2017929 viewsVirality: 1%
Ancient sunken city in Greece captured by drone2m53s

Ancient sunken city in Greece captured by drone

Enjoy a flight over the immersive Sunken City - the "Atlantis" of Argolida, situated close to the coast of ancient Epidaurus in Greece. Walls, foundations of buildings, amphorae of huge dimensions and paved sections are sunken just meters below sea level, and only few meters from the shore. How cool is that?

Published: September 13, 201758 views
Ammouliani in Greece is a tropical paradise2m06s

Ammouliani in Greece is a tropical paradise

Ammouliani is an island located in the Chalkidiki regional unit of Greece that contains breataking beaches and crystal clear waters. Definitely a must-add to your bucket list!

Published: September 10, 2017Updated: September 12, 2017102 viewsVirality: 7%
A day In Chicago: One of America's largest cities1m35s

A day In Chicago: One of America's largest cities

Chicago is known for many different things: the beautiful skyline, architecture, museums, Navy Pier, the Willis Tower and John Hancock Building, theater, zoos, sports, restaurants and nightlife. On a recent trip to the Windy City, Alex found it was possible to experience the city in a way that can be lost in the hustle and bustle of trying to take in all the city has to offer in the matter of a few days. Walking along the city streets, it is possible to view the city in a different, even simpler way. From watching boats transporting people along the Chicago River to noticing the famous Chicago EL from a different perspective, or from finding Chicago’s own example of the Flatiron building to seeing stunning examples of architecture like the top of the Harold Washington Library, even finding a calming fountain for rest and rejuvenation beside the famous Art institute and just steps away from the often hectic Michigan Avenue, Alex saw many different things this great American city has to offer. This city is alive, active, hectic, and tourists often miss the subtleties that reminded Alex that it takes more than just attractions to make a city. So if you visit Chicago, make a conscious effort to view, and really see things you normally wouldn’t. Look at the people, their movement and pace, their eyes, their actions. Look at the beauty all around as you move from place to place. Find moments of grandeur, as well as peace and serenity among the millions of people, and don’t settle for the typical experience.

Published: September 4, 2017Updated: September 7, 2017547 views
Drone captures tropical paradise of Petalioi, Greece3m43s

Drone captures tropical paradise of Petalioi, Greece

Enjoy an enchanting flight over the South Evian Paradise, just 2 hours from Athens, Petalios. Petalioi is an island complex located in the southern Evoikos bay. The cluster includes 10 islands which are all uninhabited. In the near past, however, a small population maintained the Megalonissos and Hersonissos, which are the largest islands in the cluster. The other islands of the complex are Avgo, Lamperousa, Flower, Makronissi, Pontikonos, Prasos, Tragos and Fakti. The total area of ​​the complex is about 22.5 square kilometers. The islets enchant with the multicolored water and the exotic beaches that do not remind the other beaches of the southern Euboic area.

Published: September 5, 2017Updated: September 6, 201738 views